FBS players not happy with head coach, 'want him fired,' according to recent report
Todd Graham is an experienced college football head coach. After stops at Rice, Tulsa, Pittsburgh and Arizona State, he became the head coach at Hawaii ahead of the 2020 season.
However, it seems that some Warriors players haven’t enjoyed playing for Graham the past 2 seasons.
According to a report by Marc Delucchi of SFGATE.com, there are players in the Hawaii program who have said they want Graham fired and that he has “killed our love and passion for football.” The Warriors have had a wave of players transferring of late, and these could be the reasons why.
One player told Delucchi that Graham “insults his players constantly,” with several saying that he “constantly threatens to take away playing time from anyone who questions him.” Another player said Graham told a teammate, “Stop talking back or I’m going to take away your senior year,” per Delucchi.
Hawaii won 10 games in 2019, but it hasn’t fared as well since Graham took over. The Warriors went 5-4 in his 1st season, and they’re now 6-7 this year. They’re set to take on Memphis in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24.
Could this report lead to Graham eventually being fired by Hawaii? That remains to be seen. But it’s clear there are many within the Warriors’ program who aren’t happy at the moment.